Roof Mold Prevention
Have you had issues with your home rooftop growing mold and/or algae? Are you needing to find tips and tricks to prevent you from constantly needing to remove this growth? In our blog post below, we will walk you through some easy prevention tips for roof mold prevention.
- Install zinc or copper strip under the shingles. Leave about 6 cm of the surface exposed around the roof peaks, hips and shingles at the base. These two are natural repellents for algae.
- Expose your roof to the sun by making sure all overhead trees are trimmed.
- Clean your gutters often to prevent water drainage.
- Remove any dirt or debris from your rooftop as soon as possible. You can use a leaf blower or other measures to remove these. Make sure to blow down the shingles instead of getting underneath it.
The above preventative measures will call for you needing to get on the rooftop. Follow these safety tips below to ensure you don’t end up having to take a trip to the emergency room.
- Only go on the roof when it is a calm, windless and rain/snowless day.
- Wear protective clothing: long sleeves, pants, gloves, goggles and high-traction shoes.
- Wear a safety rope and harness where and when needed.
- Let someone know you will be on the roof in case something happens and they know to keep an eye on you.
- If you are using a ladder, it is a good idea to have someone hold onto the bottom of the ladder to ensure it doesn’t fall while you are climbing it or when you are on the roof which would prevent you from being able to get down.
Note that algae and moss growth on roofs can cause serious damage. The build-up can lead to roof damage or shingle to come off. If moss or algae becomes visible see our post “Roof Mold Treatment” for DIY and professional ways to remove.
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